Here's Everything You Need To Know About 'Dark Souls: Remastered'

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"Only, in the ancient legends it is stated, that one day an undead shall be chosen to leave the undead asylum, in pilgrimage, to the land of ancient lords, Lordran."

Naturally, my first thought upon waking this morning was "Praise the sun!" A Dark Souls remaster that I can play in 60 frames-per-second on PS4 and Xbox One and in 4K resolution on my PS4 Pro or Xbox One X. A remaster that I can play on PC without having to use DSFix to make it even remotely playable. A remaster I can play on the go because it's also coming to the Nintendo Switch...

Some really cool stuff about the remaster that goes beyond HD textures and a higher frame-rate:

Here are the resolutions for the various platforms the game is releasing on:

Scattered thoughts:

Demon's Souls Remaster Next, Please

Perhaps the only thing more exciting than a remaster of Dark Souls for modern consoles would be a remaster of Demon's Souls, From Software's first game in the 'Soulsborne' series.

Then again, Demon's Souls would be confined to the PlayStation 4, while the Dark Souls remaster is coming to PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC. That's always been the advantage of the Dark Souls series over its predecessor.

Of course, Demon's Souls is truly in a league of its own. I can't say it's the best game in the series but I do think it's the most unique and special, in part because it was the first though there are other reasons.

Certainly the later games made progress in many ways and ditched aspects of Demon's Souls that didn't work, but none of them---not even Bloodborne---capture the magic of Demon's Souls. The levels are sprawling and bereft of any check-points save at the beginning and after the boss fight. Shortcuts actually matter in Demon's Souls, and the game is strong from start to finish (give or take a boss fight or two and the usual issues this series has with swamps) and isn't bogged down by a rushed second half like Dark Souls. It has some of the best level design (Boleteria Palace is a triumph of modern game design; the Prison of Hope remains one of the creepiest levels ever made) and some of the best boss fights in the series (Maiden Astrea, Maneater, etc.)

I will say this: A remaster of Dark Souls makes me more hopeful than ever that a remaster of Demon's Souls is on the way. That was one of the first things that crossed my mind this morning when I woke up to the surprise news.

So I'm pretty excited about all of this obviously. Dark Souls remains one of my favorite games of all time, and ranks neck and neck with Demon's Souls and Bloodborne as my favorite in the series. I can't wait for May 25th.

Check out my video game predictions for 2018 here, and see the big list of 2018 video game releases here.